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Book Bits: Shakespeare drawing? Bronte drama, 'The Sage of Waterloo,' Kate Betts

Censorship by petition? If you don’t like somebody or something, contact change.org or a similar group and start a petition. With luck, those you don’t like will be fired, censored or disciplined by companies and organizations who are frightened of negative public opinion.  961 more words

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Bruce Jenner's Ex-Wife Threatens to Publish Tell-All Book

Linda Thompson says she’s writing a tell-all book about her life with former Olympian athlete Bruce Jenner. Thompson, who was married to Jenner for five years, says she wants to tell her side of the story. 98 more words

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Amazon's Book Publishing Business Is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Little is known about Amazon’s book publishing throughout the book world but that arm of the business is growing fast and furious.

In 2016, the company’s publishing division plans to release 2,000 titles, up from 1,200 this year, and today, it ranks as the second-largest publisher on Kindle in the U.S, according to  375 more words

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Book Bits: #TwitterFiction, Moaning Myrtle, Tom Brokaw, 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'

We’ve been told “silence is golden.” There are times when there’s way too much talking, too much noise, and too much spoiling of a good moment with sounds that don’t belong there. 862 more words

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Book Bits: 'Cat's Cradle,' PEN fuss, Joan Rivers, Rowling's 'Very Good Lives'

As Today in Literature reminds us, this is the anniversary of the 1948 release of Norman Mailer’s “The Naked and the Dead.”  The London Times didn’t like it, said it was “incredibly foul and beastly.” I don’t know how it would fare in today’s climate where everyone and their brother is in a rush to tell the world how offended they are about something. 930 more words

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Book Bits: Indie Bookstore Day, 'Hot Pursuit,' Carey Mulligan, Obama's e-book initiative

According to the Washington Post, there’s been a 25% increase in independent bookstores since 2009, the year when “independent bookstores seemed destined to follow travel agents into the remainder bin.” 952 more words

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Book Bits: Khloe Kardashian, Ted Lewis, Reese Witherspoon, 'Where They Found Her'

A lot of today’s headlines appear to be written by amateurs: they contain opinions and/or offer something they don’t deliver. Case in point: “Russia wants to build a supercarrier, and it’s a total waste.” Hardly objective unless the words “total waste” are in quotes and are attributed to somebody other that the author of the story. 977 more words

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